As the peak industry body, AGHA is committed to provide the support and industry resources your business needs to thrive. When we receive relevant resources, interesting articles or businesses knowledge to share, we will share them with you here.
Below you will find the latest resources to support your business during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as information on the grants available for those businesses who were impacted by the recent bushfires.
You will also find some great free resources from key industry experts Jen Bishop and Emily Osmond. We hope you find something to inspire you and your business. When we receive relevant resources, interesting articles or businesses knowledge to share, we will share them with you here.
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
AGHA is a very loyal and active Member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (ACCI) together with state-based business chambers across Australia. ACCI is the collective voice for over 300 industry associations and has direct and powerful links into all levels of Government.
In late March, ACCI distributed a COVID-19 Employer Guide which contains useful and relevant information for your business. You can access this employer guide here. ACCI have since provided an updated JobKeeper Information Guide for Employers in early April, which you can view here.
In addition to this, ACCI have also recently distributed a COVID-19 health measures fact sheet, as at March 27 which you can access here, as well as an economic update regarding a proposed Jobs@Risk scheme.
Australian Government: COVID-19
In addition to sharing relevant resources from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), we will also share resources that businesses may find useful from the Australian Government regarding COVID-19. Click here to view the Australian Federal Government’s fact sheet on cash flow assistance for businesses, as part of their economic response to COVID-19. Other fact sheets from the Australian Government that you may find useful include the below:
In order to help support businesses and employees affected by COVID-19, the Australian Federal Government is introducing the JobKeeper Payment subsidy program to assist businesses cover employee’s wages, so that more Australians can retain their jobs. More information on the Federal Government’s subsidy program can be found here. In addition, further information is available on the JobKeeper Payment for Employees and as well as information on the JobKeeper Payment for Employers.
The Australian Federal Government is providing support to both individuals and households to assist them during this unprecedented time, click here to view the income support for individuals fact sheet, and here to view the support for households fact sheet.
The Victorian State Government has also announced an economic survival package to assist Victorian businesses and workers through the impacts of COVID-19. Read more here.
Has your income been affected by reduced work or are you a sole trader that has lost business? Find support here.
Has your household income been affected by loss of work due to COVID-19? Find support here.
Are you a SME with reduced cash flow, or do you employ an apprentice or trainee? Find support here.
Has COVID-19 caused your business to become financially distressed? Find support here.
Assisting the economic recovery? Find information on available support here.
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers
AGHA Business Partner Hunt & Hunt Lawyers have made available a fact sheet discussing the topic of both retail and commercial leases in the wake of COVID-19. To view, click the following link Retail & Commercial Leases in a COVID-19 World.
Service NSW – Business Grants & Loans
If your business is based in NSW and has been affected by the recent bush-fires, find details of the assistance available from our industry partner Service NSW below.
If you have a question or would like further information please contact Antony D’Cruz, Regional Engagement Manager, Service NSW via email at Antony.firstname.lastname@example.org
Former journalist and magazine editor Jen Bishop is the original Interiors Addict. An ordinary girl with no design qualifications, just a serious passion for everything interior design.
What started as a hobby, Interiors Addict has been Jen’s full-time job for over seven years and attracts over 100,000 unique readers each month and has an Instagram following of over 90,000. Jen believes that everyone should be proud of their living space, regardless of budget and whether you own or rent. Download Jen’s free interior design e-book below!
Listen to The Emily Osmond Show
Emily Osmond is a marketing expert who through her online Program, The Modern Marketing Collective and her podcast The Emily Osmond Show, teaches business owners how to improve their businesses online presence in today’s digital landscape.
An Apple “New & Noteworthy” featured podcast and one of the top new marketing podcasts being listened to across Australia, you can listen to a new episode every Tuesday, with a combination of guest interviews and quick tips.
To listen on either Spotify or Apple Podcasts click one of the links below or check out Emily’s website here. Plus, you can listen to a special episode of The Emily Osmond Show sponsored by AGHA here, as Emily chats with Jen Bishop and learns how Jen got started in the business and the lessons she has learnt along the way.
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